Greek - The dog guarding the gates to Hades. Offspring of Typhon and Echidna. This monster, which had three heads (lion, lynx and sow) and the tail of a dragon, dripped saliva from its jaws and where this fell to the ground the poisonous aconite grew. Earlier stories give him as many as fifty or a hundred heads. The dead were given a honey cake to give to Cerberus when they arrived at the gates of Hades to ensure that they were allowed to enter unmolested. Hercules captured the monster and carried it back to Mycenae as his twelth and final Labour. It was later returned to Hades. Known as Cerberus, Cerebus, Cerebus, Cerberus, Naberius, Kerberos, Kerberos, Cerberus, Kereberus, Kereberus or Cerberus.

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